Fees per Session
The cost of treatment sessions is $190.00 per session, which is lower than that recommended by theAustralian Psychological Society. Fees are payable at the time of consultation. Accepted forms of payment include Cash, EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, and Bankcard.
You do not need a referral for an appointment (unless you are coming under the Medicare scheme) – so just call 1800 AMICUS (1 800 264 287) about appointment times.
If you need to cancel or change an appointment, please give at least 24 hours notice or a cancellation fee will apply. This policy is in place to allow us to offer the allocated time to another client who is on a waiting list for an appointment.
Medicare Rebate Psychology Service
At Amicus Counselling Medicare will cover $124.50 per one-hour session for a maximum of 10 sessions per calendar year if you have a referral (Mental Health Treatment Plan) from your local doctor.This means you are only paying $65.50 per session for specialist professional assistance. You must bring a copy of the Mental Health Care Plan to your first appointment. Please feel free to email us if you require more information about Medicare rebates. If you already have a Mental Health Treatment Plan referral to another clinician, it is fully transferrable and there is no need to get another plan. You can change to seeing a clinician at Amicus without getting another plan, provided you bring a copy of the referral with you to your appointment with Amicus.
Private Health Insurance
Many private health funds now offer rebates for psychological services. We are registered providers with most of the major health care funds such as Australian Unity, Australian Health Management (AHM), MBF, NIB, HCF, NRMA, and Medibank Private. Please check with your health fund to see if you are able to claim for psychological services.
Fees for a Report
The cost of a report varies depending on the time it takes to prepare, it ranges from $330 to $550 including GST.